When was the last time you cleaned your kitchen? Would you like to learn how to speed-clean your kitchen and keep it clean and organized? Whether you already know how to clean or would like to speed up the process, here’s a post for you.
You’ll love this quick way to clean if you are short on time.
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Learn How to Clean Your Kitchen and Keep it Clean and Organized
As you probably know, a kitchen can contain lots of germs and bacteria. Most kitchens get a lot of use from the members of the family as well as guests. Your kitchen could be harboring salmonella, E. coli, yeast, and mold. Keep your kitchen clean to prevent illnesses.
Learn how to speed clean your kitchen and keep your kitchen clean and organized. Clean your kitchen quickly with these DIY cleaning tips.
Speed Cleaning Your Kitchen
Remember this rule when cleaning…. Top to Bottom. Usually, it’s best to start at the top and work your way down. That way, the dirt does not go down to a surface you have already cleaned.
1. First, remove all items from your kitchen counters, give them a quick wipe-down, and place them somewhere out of the way.
2. Spray your counters, sink, and anything left out in the open. What spray you use depends on the surface of your countertops, sink, and appliances. I like to use vinegar or all-purpose sprays such as Force Of Nature.
We have an entire post dedicated to DIY household cleaners.
3. While the spray sits on the surfaces wipe down the outside of your shelves or cabinets. I like to use Pledge products for wiping down wood surfaces.
4. Next, wipe down the inside of the appliances. If your microwave is disgusting, you can clean your microwave with vinegar in 5 minutes.
As parents of 3 little kids, Force of Nature is our go-to all purpose cleaner. It's nontoxic but is EPA approved for use against Covid-19.
We love vinegar, but we use Force of Nature every day.
5. Wipe down countertops, sink, and appliances with either paper towels or rags. Remember to wipe down the handles of the refrigerator and the sink faucet. If you used vinegar and baking soda, you’d need a damp sponge or rag to remove the paste.
6. Then, clean the floors. Sweep and then mop.
7. Finally, place items back on your countertops. During this step, try to throw away or find new homes for items that do not belong on the kitchen counter.
When You Get More Time
When things slow down, come back here for shortcuts and hacks on:
- How To Clean A Microwave: Eight Easy Ways
- How to Clean Oven with Vinegar and Baking Soda (and salt!)
- How to Clean Your Dishwasher With Vinegar Or Cleaning Tablet
- How to Clean Keurig Coffee Maker – Easy & Quick Video Tutorials
- How to Clean an Instant Pot – Comprehensive Guide
Tips for Keeping Your Kitchen Clean and Organized
Now that you have a clean kitchen, wouldn’t you like to keep it that way for a while? Here are some tips to keep your kitchen clean and organized.
First, I like to keep a daily countertop spray around to clean surfaces after each kitchen use.
In addition, to keep my sponge clean and dry I have been using a business cardholder. Read the post on Uses for Business Card Holders – Keep Sponges Clean and Dry, Smartphone or Tablet Stand for more details.
We ran out of room on our old knife block, so we got one of the knife blocks without slots. My mom has the Kapoosh Hardwood Knife Block. I saw it at her house and went out and got the same one.
This knife block is great because it has a slot-free design and you can arrange the kitchen knives however you like. Unfortunately, Amazon doesn’t have the 2-row knife block, but I was able to find it at The Container Store.
Although we no longer have babies, I keep a bottle drying rack on the counter. We use this to air dry our water bottles, kids’ cups, travel mugs, basters, and more. The one we have is the Munchkin Deluxe Drying Rack. Since you can easily fold it to wash in the dishwasher, this one is my favorite.
Another product I love for organizing our house phone, cell phones, cell phone chargers, and papers is a telephone stand. We have a Rolodex phone organizing stand.
It’s similar to this Safco Onyx Angled Mesh Steel Telephone Stand. In addition, we have the Rolodex Mesh Collection Combination Sorter Tray and use it as a phone stand.
Make sure you always have enough cleaning supplies to clean your kitchen.
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Erin is the mother of identical twin girls and their slightly older brother. She is a domestic engineer, and previously had a career leading customer service teams for a major HVAC company. Cleaning without harsh chemicals, and cooking easy and usually healthy meals are part of Erin's daily life. She volunteers with youth leaders, and genuinely wants to help others win. Erin has a degree in Communications, with a focus on Broadcast Journalism.